Reverend Richard Fabian wants the world’s art lovers to see as much as possible of the collection of 20th century Chinese art he amassed over a lifetime, but is selling 38 works, which will be auctioned in October in Hong Kong. Photo: courtesy of Bonhams
Enid Tsui
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The Collector by Enid Tsui

How American cleric amassed a powerhouse Chinese art collection: he spent first pay cheque on it and just kept buying

  • Zhang Daqian, Qi Baishi, Xu Beihong, Fu Baoshi, Li Keran – Reverend Richard Fabian has works by them all, and more, in his 20th century Chinese art collection
  • He began collecting at Yale in the early 1970s when hardly anyone else was and a Qi painting could be had for under US$1,000. Now it’s time to sell some

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Reverend Richard Fabian wants the world’s art lovers to see as much as possible of the collection of 20th century Chinese art he amassed over a lifetime, but is selling 38 works, which will be auctioned in October in Hong Kong. Photo: courtesy of Bonhams
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